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January 18, 2013

Sympathy for a Friend

Good morning, everyone!
I am so happy it is Friday, and even more happy that the sun is out! Woohoo! It is a bit nippy, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining bright.......I'll take it! :0)
Yesterday my ubby learned that his gaming friend's mom had passed away. He plays rpg games on Fridays, and has a group that comes over to our house for several hours. Two of the guys are fater & son, and their wife/mother had passed Thursday morning. While it was something they had seen as inevitable for a bit, it is always a sad thing to deal with loss. 
I always have a difficult time thinking of a card to make for any sympathy reason, but I saw a beautiful example on Frances Byrnes blog, StampOwl's Studiothe other day. She used a gorgeous stamp she had. I don't have those, so I created my card front in PhotoShop Elements; it is entirely digital.

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I added embossing to the card base for some texture, and used a deckled 
Spellbinder die around the image.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you have a craft-fillled weekend!
Happy Crafting!

This card has been entered into the following challenges:


  1. Cheryl
    This is lovely even though the occasion is sad.

  2. It's truly a lovely card even though from a sad occasion. The sentiment is touching and I will have to file that away and hope I never have to use it for a long long long time.

  3. A beautiful card Cheryl for a sad occasion.
    Kevin xx

  4. You are so right Cheryl, sympathy cards have to be the hardest to make. You did a beautiful job on this.

  5. Sorry for the loss. Beautiful card and great sentiment.

  6. Beautiful card and wonderful sentiment for this sad occasion. Thanks for sharing it with the PCJ challenge

  7. Such sad news.... So sorry for their loss.
    I'm sure they will appreciate your lovely card.

  8. Sympathy cards are a bit difficult to make, but so appreciated! Great card. I have clicked over from Simply create to say HI!

  9. Beautifully done, Cheryl. Magnificent flower with the sentiment on it ! I really love that.

  10. Sympathy cards are always hard to make, but this lovely and I'm sure much appreciated! I saw your card over on Simply Create and came by for a closer look.

  11. A very elegant card , Thanks for joining us at BMC this time

  12. Sympathy cards are so hard & yet this is simply elegant. I love it. Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

  13. A stunning card. Sympathy cards are the most difficult to make. Thanks for joining our month long Anything Goes challenge at the Fresh Brewed Blog.


  14. A beautiful card for a sad occasion,thanks marialex DT CCCB

  15. This is lovely Cheryl! I hate making Sympathy cards, but they actually turn out so pretty and elegant in the end! Wish I had a stash of them!

  16. So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Karen C (DT coordinator)


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